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Author Munro, Craig, 1950- author

Title Under cover : adventures in the art of editing / Craig Munro
Published Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2015


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  070.51092 Mun/Vca  AVAILABLE
 MELB  070.51092 Mun/Vca  AVAILABLE
Description 256 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Series Memoir Literary Studies
Memoir Literary Studies
Contents Other people's words (a preamble) -- South to the sub culture -- Holding the Brisbane line -- Style versus substance -- A novel apprenticeship -- Titles & typos -- Poor fellow my editor -- Artist i exile -- Raising hell -- Piano hell -- Inside the human heart -- Illywhackery -- Family picnic -- Editors at large -- Black words, white page -- A pair of aces -- True history of the UQP gang -- Word by word -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements
Summary Over the next two decades, Craig became involved in an invigoration of Australian writing and publishing, with University of Queensland Press at its centre. After reading Carey's work in the indie magazine Tabloid Story, Craig published Carey's short-story collection, The Fat Man in History. He went on to edit several of Carey's novels, as well as David Malouf's classic semi-autobiographical novel Johnno. Craig championed the work of Olga Masters and Barbara Hanrahan, edited the stories of a young Murray Bail, and became firm friends with author and Top of the Lake scriptwriter Gerard Lee and his then wife, Jane Campion. Over the course of his long career, he also encountered an irascible Xavier Herbert, hardworking journalist Hugh Lunn, raconteur Herb Wharton, master storyteller Elizabeth Jolley, and then-emerging talent Kate Grenville. Just as importantly, Craig mentored and trained passionate editors who are today well-known agents, editors, and publishers
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Munro, Craig, 1950-
Munro, Craig, 1950- -- Career in editing
Authors, Aboriginal Australian
Book editors -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Developmental editing -- Anecdotes.
Publishers and publishing -- Australia -- Anecdotes.
Book editors -- Australia -- Biography.
Manuscripts -- Editing -- Anecdotes.
Publishers and publishing -- Australia -- History.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
ISBN 9781925106756
Other Titles Adventures in the art of editing